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Biography - Henri Bergson:

French philosopher.
Born: 1859 - Died: 1941
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.



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Translation

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French
Exister consiste à changer, changer à se mûrir, se mûrir à se créer indéfiniment soi-même.

German
Existieren heißt sich verändern. Sich verändern heißt reifen. Reifen heißt sich selbst endlos erschaffen.

Italian
Esistere è cambiare, cambiare è maturare, maturare è continuare a creare se stessi senza fine.




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Change alone is the constant.




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Quotes about change:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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but it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
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Quotes for: existence


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Quotes about existence:


The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.
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Existence precedes essence.
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It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.
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My happiness should justify existence itself!
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There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.
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Man is nothing else than his plan; he exists only to the extent that he fulfills himself; he is therefore nothing else than the ensemble of his acts, nothing less than his life.
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Quotes for: oneself


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Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
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All our analyses show us, in life, an effort to remount the incline that matter descends.
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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
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The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
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To choose, and therefore exclude.
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The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.
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